Engineer I, Mechanical
Universal Studios - Orlando, FL

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Performs basic re-design and development efforts for mechanical / structural systems of theme park rides and attractions to provide increased reliability and operational improvements. Duties include support downtime recovery, troubleshooting, fault analysis, redesign assignments, test and start-up integration of Ride and Show systems. All work shall be in conformance with ASTM F24 Committee guidelines and compliant with applicable codes, regulations and standards including: AISC, ASME, ASTM, ANSI, AWS, JIC, NEC, and OSHA, among others.

Job Responsibilities :
Implements solutions and performs design modifications to Ride and Show system equipment on assigned projects to include mechanical / structural modifications to complex systems to improve safety, reliability, operational readiness, diagnostics and serviceability of mechanical / structural systems.

Manages assigned projects from design through installation to include project schedules, testing, training and budget demands.

Prepares scope of work documents for engineering projects. Develops and conducts Acceptance Test Procedures on control or mechanical systems modifications, generation of maintenance procedures and manual updates. Prepares and conducts maintenance training on mechanical / structural equipment.

Interfaces with ride supervisors and managers to resolve problems and design issues. Coordinates engineering activities between ride supervisors, ride managers and technicians.

Monitors and interfaces with vendors/ride manufacturers to resolve problems and design issues. Prepares and reviews equipment specifications and performs technical evaluation of vendor products/services.

Performs engineering calculations for design, analysis, test and implementation of mechanical / structural systems.

Provides project status of assigned task list items to senior level engineers, Engineering Manger and/or appropriate ride manager on a regular basis. Updates project status via Maximo on a regular basis.

Maintains configuration management of mechanical / structural documentation in accordance with Engineering’s guidelines for proper archiving and security.

Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Engineering, Mechanical, Structural or Civil Engineering or related field required.

3-5 years demonstrated project engineering experience of mechanical / structural systems in an engineering environment for the development of dynamic motion (mobile) systems in a theme park industry or; 4-6 years experience of mechanical/structural design associated w/ dynamic motion (mobile) systems and components required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Strong analytical skills to perform engineering calculations for design, analysis, test and implementation of mechanical, structural, hydraulic and pneumatic system modifications.

Background in design of welded structures, beam elements, welded joints, structural steels, gearing, composite materials, manufacturing and fabrication processes as applies to AWS and AISC.

Proficiency in hydraulic and pneumatic design, and familiarity with components.

Strong knowledge and logical approach to problem solving and troubleshooting capabilities of mechanical and structural systems.

Proficiency in mechanical drawings and technical documents.

Experience with motion control, show, and animation systems.

Experience in the generation of component and mechanical system specifications, acceptance test procedures, failure and effects analysis, scopes of work, installation procedures, training procedure, technical and maintenance manuals.

Knowledge in servo controls as applied to hydraulic, pneumatic, and electromotive motion control systems is required.

Ability to perform engineering calculations commensurate with Baccalaureate training in electrical, mechanical and structural engineering.


Knowledgeable in NEC, AWS, ASTM and F24 standards.

Experience in the design of safety critical systems.

Experience with Allen-Bradley PLC based control systems.

Experience with AC and DC motors and motor control systems.

Experience with cryogenic systems.

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive
compensation package. EOE.

We regret, due to the volume of responses, only applicants of interest will be contacted.

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